Saturday, June 23, 2012

This week's stitching and a swap gift.


Our Tuesday girls are making Natalie Bird's "Merry & Bright" Quilt and this week we put together the applique pieces on some more blocks and I have spent some time stitching the rest of Block 1 - The snowman block. 


All 4 of the quilts are going to look very different as we have all chosen different fabrics - I have gone for bright cheery Pinks, Yellows, Greens, Blues and Reds - I am trying to use up scraps from my scrap bin. 


Each time I choose a new scrap it reminds me of the project that it originally belonged to.  It's nice to reflect on finished projects.


I think the little soldiers are my favourties so far - This weekend I will be working on the angel block.

I received some more happy mail this week.  It was my swap gift from my online friendship group in our winter swap.  My parcel was from the lovely Tarnyia

Look at the lovely goodies she sent me.

I totally love the table runner that she made for me.  It is gorgeous.  Thanks so much Tarnyia - I hope you're feeling better.

Winter has really bitten us here in Tasmania - Thankfully the shortest day has passed and now we can look forward to a little more daylight each day  - We are on the other side - YAY !

Have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs - Fee X

16 comments:

lory said...

è veramente bello il progetto di Natalie Bird,ho preparato anch'io il top,adesso è in attesa di trapuntatura.io l'ho copiato dalla rivista australiana "homespun".un caro saluto dall'Italia.ciao lory.

Rosa said...

It`s absolutely beautiful.Love,love!!

Kylie said...

Your xmas quilt looks gorgeous Fiona and your swap gifts are very appropriate for the weather we are having. xxx

Joy said...

Your blocks are so gawjus, I can't wait to see it finished. As always I love your fabric choices, they look so fresh :o). I bought Natalie's new book in Sydney - Red Home. Highly recommend it Fee, there are some super-cute projects in it!! Stay warm down there, keep that home fire burning ;o).
Love n hugs,
Joy :o)

Fiona said...

The blocks look great... I like those soldiers too.... (must be something about men in uniform!!!) and such a lovely gift from Tarnyia....
Hugz

shez said...

Fee i love these blocks they are very cute and what a lovely parcel you got of Tarnyia,love the table mat.xx

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Love the blocks Fee....lucky you, your gifts from Tarnyia are grogeous, it was a fun swap...

Christine said...

Gorgeous blocks, Fee. I love the angels.

Tarnyia said...

Love those blocks Fee and great use of scraps (even though your bin will still be full as they breed)... and your very welcome xxx

Debbie said...

See, I am the exact opposite...if I was at home, I would want winter and cold weather!

Cath said...

lovely blocks Fee, I love them all but the snowmen really caught my eye. Hope you stay warm today. I saw it is a top of 9 degrees in Hobart today!! In comparison our 19 should feel quite balmy!! :)

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Your blocks are so pretty, and so YOU, hon! I really like the angels block...now tell me, was this in a magazine or is it a paper pattern??
Hugs
Jenny
xxx

gisèle said...

J,aime beaucoup, très joli, j'ai un faible pour les mitaines
Bon dimanche

hope said...

My favorite is the snowmen but they are all so cute. I can't wait to see it all put together. Hope

Sunshine & Fabric said...

Lovely blocks - so much work in them. Well done! Leanne

Cathy said...

Ohhh...like the look of this Natalie Bird quilt...will have to go exploring!! Love your fabrics and colours xx